Shiva Aminian

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Avenue of the Stars 1999
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

Shiva Aminian assists clients navigate complex legal problems that require strong project management skills and a solid understanding of business processes.

Shiva’s ability to consider intricate webs of operations in highly regulated industries and reframe them as wholesale business processes helps clients drive efficiencies and ensure compliance. Shiva stays on top of critical developments in trade policy and international sanctions regimes affecting her clients’ businesses.

Representative Work:

  • Engaged over the course of several years by a global aerospace company to assist on a wide range of export compliance projects. Recent work has included supporting the creation of a sophisticated export jurisdiction and classification analytical tools. These tools assist in the operational support and resolution of legal questions involving hundreds of thousands of items related to the company’s aviation equipment.
  • For a U.S.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer, drafted export jurisdiction and classification logic flows reflecting hundreds of pages of recently updated ITAR and EAR regulations. The logic flows, which are in current use by the company, expedite and ensure the accuracy of its jurisdiction and classification process for hundreds of parts, components and technology related to significant end items. The results are substantial improvements in both business processes and export compliance.


  • French
  • Farsi


  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude, 2004
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis,cum laude, 2000

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • District of Columbia


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Avenue of the Stars 1999
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